Category: Tips

Tips for Parents of College Students

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5 Tips for Long-Distance Parenting

Many of our students travel a significant distance to study at IWU. We know long-distance parenting can be hard, so we asked a few parents and students how they stay connected “from a…

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Help! Send Encouragement!

Has your student been experiencing stress this semester? As a parent, we know you want to make sure your student is doing well. If you are looking for ways to encourage your…

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5 First Month Stressors

With Move-In Day under their belts, we have a feeling students are starting to get the hang of college life (or perhaps back in the hang of college life). However, we also…

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How to Survive Post Move-in Day

Tia Etter – Digital Media Manager I was a resident assistant (RA) in college for three years – meaning, I’m a three time observer of move-in day. When my resident director (RD)…

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Trek Week and Move-in

In just a couple of weeks, our campus will be bustling with freshmen and transfers, and we can’t wait! We know you are probably busy at home buying bedding, ordering textbooks, packing…

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What *Not* to Bring to IWU

We know how stressful it can be preparing your student for college! Freshman year marks a new and unfamiliar period in your student’s life. On top of preparing academically and mentally, packing can…

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Your student is home! Now what?

All of us look forward to the day that our students come home for the summer! They arrive having had new experiences and having made new friends. They have adopted new schedules…

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Graduation: 7 Things to Know

Your student’s graduation is all set to begin on April 28 at 10:00 a.m., and you cannot believe how fast it has come. There is so much to do, and your entire…

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5 Things To Do Before the Semester Ends

The spring semester ends all too quickly for IWU students, and it seems like there are a million things for your student to do, which can make this a stressful time of…

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ASW 2018: Who’s Ready?

Admitted Student Weekend on March 17-18 will be an exciting opportunity for your high school senior—and for good reason. ASW is the next step in their college enrollment process and the first…

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